By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Oct 4: Be it a shocker or otherwise for the BJP in Assam, its minority morcha in the State has spelt it out in no uncertain terms that it has to get party tickets in as many as 20 of the 120 LACs in the state. The Morcha also has a tag of warning along with its demand that 'anything may happen in the party if the tickets of the 20 LACs are not given to its candidates'.
This development came close on the heels of a rat race in the State BJP among the party leaders, who have so far failed to reach consensus on the issue, has come to light.
The 20 LACs from where the State BJP Minority Morcha has sought poll tickets are Jamumukh, Chenga, Samaguri, Chhaigaon, Karimganj South, Soi, Mankachar, South Salmara, Golokganj, Bilasipara West, Bilasipara East, Jaleswar, Goalpara West, Jania, Baghbor, Dolgaon, Lahorighat, Dhing, Rupahi and Abhoyapur North.
The executive committee meeting of the Morcha was held today when it has raised the demand for tickets in the 20 LACs. The Morcha will soon send the list of the LACs it wants to fight in the 2016 Assembly elections to the party's tiol president Amit Shah, general secretary Farooq Khan and State party president Siddhartha Bhattacharyya soon.
It is not a decision that has been taken all of a sudden. In fact, it is a well thought-out plan of the party that has sent Khan to Assam recently to assess the minority-domited LACs in the State. Khan, along with State Minority Morcha leaders, has visited all the Muslim-domited LACs in the State. He, according to sources, has asked the Morcha leaders to assess LACs where the BJP candidates belonging to the Morcha have winning prospects.
The meeting has also found out the total number of minority voters in the State and chalked out a plan to woo them. The Morcha will also send a report on the mind set of such minority voters to the party high command.
It is worth mentioning here that the Rashtriya Muslim Manch (RMM) is a wing of the RSS. The RMM and its sister concern Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind have been working hard in Assam in favour of the BJP so as to ensure its win in the 2016 Assembly elections in the State.
On October 6 next, the RMM and Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind will hold a meeting in Guwahati where tiol RMM leader Indes Kumar, Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind tiol president Syed Kashimi and others will remain present. The Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind has formed its committees in all the 126 LACs in the State.